LoCAL in Ghana combines performance-based climate resilience grants (PBCRGs) with technical and building capacity support to ensure climate change adaptation is mainstreamed into government’s planning and budgeting systems, and to increase awareness and response to climate change at the local level.
The vision for LoCAL in Ghana is to become a national mechanism to channel financial resources for the adaptation to the whole territory of Ghana in an efficient and transparent manner, through the national transfer system to local authorities, and the district Development Fund.
UNCDF, in partnership with SNV, a Netherlands development agency, secured funding from the European Union Trust Fund for Africa to implement the Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) Project, launched in 2020. The GrEEn Project will take Ghana to LoCAL Phase II and will deploy PBCRGs to focus on creating jobs locally, in particular for migrant returnees, women and youths. GrEEn will use cash-for-work programmes and support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the green economy, while promoting climate resilience.
228 Districts in 16 Regions
31 M People